According to police, Detectives from the Hartford Vice & Narcotics Unit received information for narcotics being sold from the area of 164 Lawrence Street over the past several months. Detectives confirmed the information, conducting surveillance and controlled narcotics purchases.
The investigation led detectives to obtain a search warrant for the suspected area.
On December 19, investigators and police officials conducted the warrant operation. The suspects fled the building upon police arrival, but all suspects were caught and taken into custody while attempting to discard or destroy numerous bags of narcotics.
Police report approximately 900 bags of packaged Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine were recovered, along with money. In total, 10 suspects were arrested and charged narcotics possession charges:
Daniel Amador Dob, 25 of Hartford.
Jessica Gonzalez Dob, 40 of Hartford.
Heriberto Garcia Dob, 37 of Hartford.
Mendoza Dob, 26 of Hartford
Nelson Mercado Dob, 29 of Hartford.
Fausto Morales Dob, 23 of Hartford.
Joycelee Ortiz-Maisonet Dob, 25 of Hartford.
Jose Cruz Dob, 39 of Hartford.
Benito Serrano Dob, 27 of Hartford.
Peter Otero Dob, 30 of Hartford